English Belles-Lettres (1901)

S$48.00

English Belles-Lettres (1901)

S$48.00

Title: English Belles-Lettres

Author: various

Publisher: M. Walter Dunne, 1901

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Fair. Some wear to covers, hinge slightly cracked by nothing too severe. Text clean, binding tight. Uncut pages. With 2 illustrated plates. 403pp., app 9.5″ by 5.5″.

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Description

A collection of short English works meant to emphasise the beauty of the language, mostly by pre-18th century writers who have been forgotten by history.

Works include:

  1. The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  2. Toxophilus, the Schoole of Shootynge by Roger Ascham
  3. The Steel Glass, a Satire, by George Gascoigne
  4. An Apologie for Poetrie by Sir Philip Sideny
  5. The Table-Talk of John Selden
  6. Hydriotaphia (Urn-Burial) by Sir Thomas Browne
  7. The Pit of Law, and History of John Bull by John Arbuthnot
  8. On Reticence in Criticism by Henry St John, Lord Bollingbroke
  9. Poems by Thomas Catterton
  10. Biographia Literaria by S T Coleridge